- the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.
Origin of revanche
1855–60; < French: revenge
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Examples from the Web for revanche
You must give me my chance of a revanche to-morrow, Mr Tempest!The Sorrows of Satan
One afternoon the French gunboat Revanche received visitors.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station
H. Irving Hancock
It is not "revanche" we want, but the return of our territory.Ten Years Near the German Frontier
Maurice Francis Egan
With the young Welshman a joke might be carried to extremes, and he would only seek his revanche by a lark of like kind.The Flag of Distress
It brooded upon the Revanche, the return match with Prussia.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
Word Origin and History for revanche
"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper